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Easter Egg Cookies: My favorite chocolate chip cookie dough is transformed into a holiday treat with festive egg-shaped M&M’s!

Easter Cookies are a fun way to use up extra Easter candy and make a tasty, festive treat. So grab an extra bag and bake up a batch. Your family will be delighted with every bite.

Easter Egg Cookies on a spring floral napkin and in a white bowl

Why You Should Make These

When I spotted the Milk Chocolate Speck-tacular Eggs by M&M’s at Target, I knew they needed to go into some cookies ASAP. Bill put the kibosh on Easter egg hunts a couple of years ago (I think he may have had a point since my baby was shaving!), so I started to pick up some of the kids’ favorite Easter candies to transform them into desserts.

I made a half batch of Jacques Torres’ Secret Chocolate Chip cookie dough and added the festive egg-shaped M&M’s to make these cute Easter Egg Cookies. If you’re a chocolate chip cookie fan and have not tried this recipe, you MUST. The combination of cake and bread flours, the use of chocolate discs instead of chips (chips will be fine, though, if you can’t find feves or discs), and the overnight resting time all contribute to these delectable chewy wonders.

Plus, everyone who celebrates still needs to buy at least one bag of Easter candy and these cookies are perfect for kids of all ages, including my husband!

Easter Egg Cookies on a white ceramic dessert plate

Tips for Making Easter Cookies

  • The dough for these marvelous cookies is a little different from your average chocolate chip cookie dough. First, it contains both bread flour and cake flour, so make sure you have those on hand.
  • Also, the dough should be refrigerated for 72 hours before baking. This works some magic and gives the dough a caramel undertone. The dough can be baked immediately or after chilling overnight, but if you get a chance, wait until the 3rd day to bake.
  • Instead of mixing the candy eggs into the dough, press 3-4 onto the surface of each cookie when they come out of the oven. This prevents the shells from cracking when you bake the candies.

More Easter Inspiration

Today, besides my Easter M&M Cookies, a few of my blogger friends are sharing Easter and Passover recipes. 

Easter Egg Cookies on a spring floral napkin and in a white bowl

The Recipe: Easter Egg Cookies

An amped up chocolate chip cookie with Easter M&M's.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Yield 36 cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1//2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1 /2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate disks or chips
  • 10.9-ounce bag of M&M's Speck-tacular Eggs (reserve some for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla; mix until well combined. Fold in chocolates, making sure to distribute well.
  3. Refrigerate dough overnight or up to 72 hours for the tastiest results.
  4. Using 2 tablespoon cookie disher, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 14 minutes.
  5. Press 3-4 Easter candies onto the surface of each cookie after they come out of the oven. Use caution so your don't burn your hands.
  6. Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Total time does not include chilling time.

Recipe adapted from Jacques Torres.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 328mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe. Also, many recipes on recommend toppings, which may or may not be listed as optional and nutritional information for these added toppings is not listed. Other factors may change the nutritional information such as when the salt amount is listed “to taste,” it is not calculated into the recipe as the amount will vary. Also, different online calculators can provide different results. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.


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56 comments on “Easter Egg Cookies”

  1. Oh, how adorable! My girls would love these, Lizzy! Perfect Easter cookies 🙂

  2. That darn Target! lol I was there too and saw holiday M&M’s, but I haven’t seen the speckled ones. I’ll have to look today! Your cookies look beautiful! Perfect for Easter!

  3. Yayyy! Love this cookie recipe and love how you easter-fied it!

  4. These cookies look delicious! Mmm

  5. I can’t think of a better way to use Easter candy than in baked goods. I have got to find those egg-shaped M&M’s and try the cookie recipe.

  6. Happy Easter Liz and Easter cookies with those target little treats are adorable. Ohh how I miss Target stores as not one here in Hong Kong but I am sure we save money just not living close to one. I swear it is hard to go into that store for just one thing.

  7. Sometimes I wish I lived near you, drop by and taste every thing you make Liz. They look amazing, of course! And now your description of the recipe has me wanting to try it, and you know I´m not a cookie person. Will my neighbours mind if I give these sweeties to them? ja!

  8. Ah so cute Liz. What a brilliant cookie deco idea. =)

  9. The cookies sound great! Love your fun napkins too:@)

  10. Easter egg hunts are sooo much fun with little kids around…Guess they do grow up eventually. (I still have to correct myself to say younger brother instead of little brother.)

    Anyway, your cookies look dee-lightful…In Japanese baking, bread flour always adds a fabulous taste and texture so I am very much looking forward to trying out the Jacques Torres recipe.

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